How the NY Daily News covered Stonewall in 1969

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    Jan 24, 2013 7:05 AM GMT
    How the NY Daily News covered Stonewall

    She sat there with her legs crossed, the lashes of her mascara-coated eyes beating like the wings of a hummingbird. She was angry. She was so upset she hadn't bothered to shave. A day old stubble was beginning to push through the pancake makeup. She was a he. A queen of Christopher Street.

    Last weekend the queens had turned commandos and stood bra strap to bra strap against an invasion of the helmeted Tactical Patrol Force. The elite police squad had shut down one of their private gay clubs, the Stonewall Inn at 57 Christopher St., in the heart of a three-block homosexual community in Greenwich Village. Queen Power reared its bleached blonde head in revolt. New York City experienced its first homosexual riot. "We may have lost the battle, sweets, but the war is far from over," lisped an unofficial lady-in-waiting from the court of the Queens.

    "We've had all we can take from the Gestapo," the spokesman, or spokeswoman, continued. "We're putting our foot down once and for all." The foot wore a spiked heel. According to reports, the Stonewall Inn, a two-story structure with a sand painted brick and opaque glass facade, was a mecca for the homosexual element in the village who wanted nothing but a private little place where they could congregate, drink, dance and do whatever little girls do when they get together.


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    Jan 25, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    It's the way NY Post would cover it today. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:12 AM GMT
    Keep in mind, the vast majority of homophobians stem from the hatred of women.

    This is why so many gays hate themselves.
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidKeep in mind, the vast majority of homophobians stem from the hatred of women.

    This is why so many gays hate themselves.


    Hit the nail right on the head Paul. That is why I love you so much
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidKeep in mind, the vast majority of homophobians stem from the hatred of women.

    This is why so many gays hate themselves.


    Brilliant! You hit it on the head and out of the park.

    You learned me something tonight, Paul. icon_wink.gif

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    Jan 25, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    You know, seeing something like this gives me hope for Africa, because this is the way many of their daily's describe gay people (of course discounting the eat da poo poo video). Nevertheless, although this is sad to look at, it higlights the progress that has been made and in some areas, can be made.
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    Jan 25, 2013 8:12 AM GMT
    Wow, it sounds like a Chick Tract looks.

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    Pazzuzu-approved!